Honoring Maya Angelou

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Poet. Civil Rights Activists. Historian. Best-Selling author. Professor. Actress. Playwright. Producer. Director. Professional Hopemonger. Maya Angelou wore many hats and she wore them well. Today, we bid farewell to this Renaissance woman who has inspired us with her extraordinary voice and legendary wisdom.

My favorite Maya Angelou quotes…

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

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12 responses to “Honoring Maya Angelou

  1. Thank you for sharing. It’s funny how not having ever met her, only being familiar with her work, that I would feel such a loss with her passing. Amazing how many lives she’s touched, really impacted, by just her words.

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  3. News of Maya’s passing hit me hard. I couldn’t figure out why I felt like crying a little while ago and then I connected it to the loss of her voice and presence. My current favorite quote of the ones you shared is “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” How true.

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